Xiaomi Wifi 6 routers – Xiaomi AX3600 hardware configuration

Xiaomi today has given the news that it has completed a new update on its routers. With this new update, three of the Xiaomi WiFi 6 routers accept Mesh networks.

Before telling you what these three models are, let’s see what a Mesh network is:

A WiFi Mesh network (in Spanish red Mesh WiFi) is a network consisting of a router and several nodes/satellites/access points that they communicate with each other (not only with the router but there is also communication between the satellites), these are placed in the different points of the building or house to create a network with the same SSID and password that covers the entire area covered by the different access points.

Although it looks the same as a router with different repeaters, there are big differences between the two systems:

The main difference between a WiFi Mesh network system and a WiFi network system with repeaters is that systems with repeaters are not capable of connecting between different access points, they can only be connected to the router.

On the other hand, in the WiFi Mesh network, the access points are connected to each other to create advanced management of the network elements, and that is why you will always connect to the node with the best connection and with a fluid exchange between them in the event of a zone change.

In addition, for greater comfort, WiFi Mesh network systems have control and management applications much simpler designed so that anyone can install them without problems.

What are the advantages of a Wifi Mesh network system?

The main advantage of a WiFi Mesh network system is the optimization of resources to get more signal quality and one more coverage, especially in the darkest areas of the room.

Another of the overwhelming advantages of this system is the ease of installation since the different nodes only need a power cable and through a very intuitive App, you can quickly configure the system.

Finally, most systems have a careful aesthetics that fits perfectly with the design of any property.

What are the drawbacks of a WiFi Mesh network system?

Although virtually all WiFi Mesh network systems use Dual-band WiFiIt is still slower than any wired solution. Thus, wiring the room is an option to consider.

On the other hand and to finish, Mesh systems usually have a higher cost than any PLC or repeater and in addition, there is less offer in the market since it is a product that is now expanding to domestic use.

These are the three Xiaomi Wifi 6 routers that accept Mesh networks

Xiaomi AX3600

As we commented on previous occasions, Xiaomi Mi Router Wifi 6 AIoT AX3600 is equipped with the chipset Qualcomm 4-core A53 enterprise, a professional processor that will make it highly relevant in the router market.

Xiaomi claims that this is the first router that uses this business chip for the consumer market. It has more processing power and more stable operation than the versions currently on the market. This Xiaomi Mi Router Wifi 6 is expected to be a sales success among the most demanding public that has been made with the new Xiaomi Mi 10 and Redmi K30 Pro that integrate WiFi 6 connectivity.

Xiaomi Mi router AX3600

The Serie 802.11 of standards released by the IEEE can be divided into 6 generations so far. The latest 802.11ax is called WiFi 6, with performance 9.6Gbps maximum. In terms of speed, WiFi 6 is 2.7 times faster than WiFi 5 (802.11ac, released in 2012) and 16 times faster than WiFi 4 (802.11n most used, released in 2009).

Xiaomi Mi router AX3600

Xiaomi has commented that the new Xiaomi Mi router AX3600 new generation Xiaomi AIoT AX3600 supports dual-band concurrency with a theoretical speed of up to 2976Mbps; supports OFDMA technology, which transmits data for multiple terminal devices at the same time in one transmission, which is more efficient; Supports MU-MIMO technology, router Multiple antennas can serve multiple devices at the same time, and user internet experience is more smooth. Xiaomi said that the Xiaomi AIoT AX3600 is the perfect partner for the Xiaomi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. The new Xiaomi Mi router AX3600 will be equipped with 512 MB of memory to store data for its operation.

Xiaomi AX3600 hardware configuration

  • Processor: IPQ8071A 4-core A53 1GHz CPU + 2-core 1.7GHz NPU (Network Acceleration Engine)
  • ROM + storage: 512 MB memory
  • 2.4G Wi-Fi2 × 2 (maximum support for IEEE 802.11ax protocol, theoretical maximum speed of up to 574Mbps)
  • 5G Wi-Fi4 × 4 (up to IEEE 802.11ax protocol, theoretical maximum speed of up to 2402 Mbps)
  • Product antenna: 6 antennas external high gain + 1 external AIoT antenna
  • Interface: 1 Adaptive 10/100 / 1000M WAN port (Auto MDI / MDIX) 3 Adaptive 10/100 / 1000M LAN port (Auto MDI / MDIX)
  • Buttons: one system reset button
  • Protocol standards: IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax, IEEE 802.3 / 3u / 3ab
  • Standard certification: GB / T9254-2008; GB4943.1-2011

 

Xiaomi AX3600 wireless parameters

  • Dual frequency: 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Radio Channel: of 2.4 GHz Channel: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 / 5 GHz Channel: 36,40,44,48,149,153,157,161,165
  • Modulation method:11b: DSSS: DBPSK (1Mbps), DQPSK (2Mbps), CCK (5.5 / 11Mbps)11a / g: OFDM: BPSK (6 / 9Mbps), QPSK (12 / 18Mbps), 16QAM (24 / 36Mbps), 64QAM (48 / 54Mbps)11n: MIMO-OFDM: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM. Speed ​​set: MCS0 ~ MCS1511ac: MIMO-OFDM: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM. Speed ​​set: MCS0 ~MCS9 (supports 4 of the stream)11AX: the MIMO-OFDM :. the BPSK, the QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM the, 1024QAM speed set: MCS0 ~ MCS11 (supports 4 stream)

Xiaomi AX3600 software parameters

The operating system is based on OpenWRT MiWiFi ROM deeply customized smart router operating system

Wireless security: cifrado WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK / WPA 3-SAE, wireless access control (black and white list), hidden SSID, anti-scratch smart network

The management application is compatible with Web, Android, iOS

Xiaomi AX3600 operating environment

  • Work temperature: 0-40 ℃
  • Operating humidity: 10% -90% RH (non-condensing)
  • Storage temperature:-40-70 ° C
  • Storage humidity: 5% -90% RH (non-condensing)

The new 802.11ax (Wifi 6) standard that will incorporate this new My router is expected to solve one of the biggest problems of the current WiFi connection: the “spectrum crunch” or saturation of the spectrum, which causes slowness and higher latency in the network when there are many devices connected.

This is normal nowadays due to an increased demand for the use of data, since WiFi is a shared medium. In WiFi connections devices have to transmit in turns, so when one is retransmitting the signal, the rest must remain idle.

Unlike the current protocol, WiFi 5 (802.11ac), which only works in the 5GHz band, WiFi 6 can operate simultaneously in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. This means that the devices will have more channels to be located, and therefore, there will be less saturation even if there are more elements connected.

Additionally, WiFi 6 uses technology that increases the amount of data that can be sent and received simultaneously.

Xiaomi Mi router AX3600

OFDMA

This technology, called “Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access” (OFDMA) is a system that distributes the bandwidth of the channels, subdividing them, and thus achieving that they can be used by several clients or devices instead of only one as it happened until now with previous protocols.

This allows connections to be much faster and offering lower latency when there are many devices connected at the same time.


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MU-MIMO

Another technology that supports WiFI 6 and the Xiaomi Mi 10 To improve the user experience, MU-MIMO has been used before. This technology is what allows WiFi routers to communicate with several devices simultaneously, and with WiFi6 it will be much more efficient.

WiFi 5 allowed transmission from the router to up to four devices and now WiFi 6 expands the MU-MIMO capacity to 8 devices.

BSS color, also known as BSS coloring, is a method that assigns different colors to each network. In this way, identification is much easier for access points and they can take less time to decide whether or not to connect. It also prevents too much interference.

Color BSS facilitates and improves the transmission capacity of the equipment, frees up air traffic and bandwidth is used more efficiently, without collapse or interference.

Xiaomi Mi router AX3600

Compatibility between products with Wifi 6 and other generations of Wifi

The new standard WiFi 6 will be compatible with the previous protocols. This means that if you buy the new router from Xiaomi u Other options that are already available in the market, your current devices can connect to it without problem.

However, you should bear in mind that in order to enjoy the benefits of WiFi 6 that we have seen a few lines above, It is necessary that both the router and the device that connects through it, be compatible with WiFi 6. That is why Xiaomi launches the Mi 10 with this router so that the user buys both products and can enjoy the latest technology.

Xiaomi AX3600 has been recently updated adding a 160M band, thus being more powerful and improving the penetration area of ​​the Wifi 6 network that is the flagship of this new iconic model from Xiaomi.

The Chinese company that we keep track of has detailed that it is working on a new firmware update to accept Mesh networks. That is, if the user is done with another unit of this Xiaomi AX3600 they will be able to unite with each other creating a greater connection area that will allow to unite two networks in a single network, thus being as stable as possible achieving vertigo speeds in our home.

This new My router comes with a price in China of 599 yuan (€ 79 / $ 90). This price is for China and to be able to buy it we must rMake the purchase from this store on Aliexpress which sells this new router at a price of € 101 / $ 110. Similarly, this router will be on sale from Spain in a Global version soon.

Xiaomi Wi-Fi 6 AX1800

A router that was introduced a few months ago and comes at a contained price to offer maximum performance to the Wifi 6+ connectivity that the latest high-end Xiaomi smartphone models have, such as the Little F2 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10 and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. These three terminals launched by Xiaomi have WiFi 6 support that will be able to use the full potential of this new Mi Router.

The new 802.11ax (Wifi 6) standard that will incorporate this new My router is expected to solve one of the biggest problems of the current WiFi connection: the “spectrum crunch” or saturation of the spectrum, which causes slowness and higher latency in the network when there are many devices connected.

Xiaomi Wi-Fi 6 AX1800

This is normal nowadays due to an increased demand for the use of data, since WiFi is a shared medium. In WiFi connections devices have to transmit in turns, so when one is retransmitting the signal, the rest must remain idle.

Unlike the current protocol, WiFi 5 (802.11ac), which only works in the 5GHz band, WiFi 6 can operate simultaneously in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. This means that the devices will have more channels to be located, and therefore, there will be less saturation even if there are more elements connected.

Additionally, WiFi 6 uses technology that increases the amount of data that can be sent and received simultaneously.

Xiaomi Wi-Fi 6 AX1800 arrives with a minimalist square design. Inside is a 5-core Qualcomm IPQ 6000 processor and a combination of a separate quad-core NPU chipset.

Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi router 6 AX1800

The A53 1.2GHz 4-core 64-bit CPU + 1.5GHz single-core NPU offers computing power of up to 11040DMIPS. The new generation 14nm process technology provides faster performance in a smaller size, significantly reducing power consumption and heat generation by 20%.

It is worth mentioning that the standalone network acceleration processor (single core 1.5GHz NPU) is designed to handle high frequency forwarding network data traffic in the long term, reducing CPU usage, increasing performance and significantly improving the efficiency of data forwarding by reducing latency.

Among its features and uses we find that this Xiaomi Wi-Fi 6 AX1800 with Wi-Fi 6 offers are:

OFDMA

This technology, called “Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access” (OFDMA) is a system that distributes the bandwidth of the channels, subdividing them, and thus achieving that they can be used by several clients or devices instead of only one as it happened until now with previous protocols.

This allows connections to be much faster and offering lower latency when there are many devices connected at the same time.

MU-MIMO

Another technology that WiFI 6 relies on to improve the user experience is MU-MIMO, which has already used previous standards. This technology is what allows WiFi routers to communicate with several devices simultaneously, and with WiFi 6 it will be much more efficient.

WiFi 5 allowed transmission from the router to up to four devices and now WiFi 6 expands the MU-MIMO capacity to 8 devices.

BSS color, also known as BSS coloring, is a method that assigns different colors to each network. In this way, identification is much easier for access points and they can take less time to decide whether or not to connect. It also prevents too much interference.

Color BSS facilitates and improves the transmission capacity of the equipment, frees up air traffic and bandwidth is used more efficiently, without collapse or interference.

Mesh Networks

A WiFi Mesh network or mesh network in Spanish is a network in which there is a router and several access points, satellites or nodes. So far, it is still a conventional network with repeaters that amplify the signal. But it’s not like that. The main difference between a mesh WiFi network and a network with repeaters is that in the first case we have nodes that connect to each other. The different access points are not only connected to the router but are also capable of connecting to each other, allowing better coverage and better network management.

 

Other features of the Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi 6 AX1800 router:

  • It has an independent signal amplifier of up to 4 channels.
  • Up to 256MB of memory for a stable connection
  • Up to 128 connected devices
  • Wi-Fi speed of up to 1775 Mbps (2.4GHz + 5GHz).
  • It is up to 52% faster than the two best routers Xiaomi Wifi with 5GHz
  • 4 Gigabyte Ethernet connection ports
  • Accept Mesh Networks

Official data shows that compared to routers Conventional AC1200, the speed of the Xiaomi AX1800 increases by 52% and the Simultaneous dual-band wireless speed reaches 1775 Mbps. In theory , You can download a high definition movie in 8 seconds. Among them, the theoretical maximum speed it’s 2.4GHz with 574Mbps, and speed theoretical maximum 5GHz is 1201Mbps.

To ensure wider and more stable signal coverage, the Xiaomi AX1800 router also uses four independent Qovro high-performance signal boosters. Compared to the integrated amplifier, the signal strength of the independent amplifier increases by 4 dB and the theoretical coverage increases by 50%.

This new Xiaomi Wi-Fi 6 AX1800 with Wi-Fi 6 is superior to the Mi Router AC 2100 but inferior to the flagship router AX3600 that offers higher performance.

The price of this Mi Router Mi Wi-Fi 6 AX1800 router is 329 yuan (€ 42 / $ 46) in China. If we want to do it, we can do it from this Aliexpress seller who already ships this new My Router at a price of € 47 from China.

Redmi AX5

Xiaomi a few weeks ago put the Redmi AX5 router on sale in its Chinese store. A router created to continue offering Wifi 6 connectivity at low cost and continue to dominate the market.

This new economic router is already for sale and before telling you where you can get it at the best price, let’s see what it offers us.

Xiaomi has accustomed us to diversify the smartphone business too much, we see that now the brand’s trend is to do the same with routers. Almost identical models or that improve a low percentage to continue gaining market share and make the user dizzy because they do not know which one to choose.

Xiaomi launches a new router with Wifi 6 under the name of Redmi AX5. How many routers are enough to be the king of connectivity?

The new Redmi AX5 from the Xiaomi subsidiary company arrives to offer a router with the Wifi 6 protocol at a low price.

This model includes a Qualcomm CPU with 4 A53 cores at 1.2GHz and a NPU at 1.5GHz. To store all the data includes up to 256MB of memory.

Xiaomi adds to this Redmi AX5 routers the well-known Wifi 6 connectivity protocols such as:

OFDMA

This technology, called “Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access” (OFDMA) is a system that distributes the bandwidth of the channels, subdividing them, and thus achieving that they can be used by several clients or devices instead of only one as it happened until now with previous protocols.

This allows connections to be much faster and offering lower latency when there are many devices connected at the same time.

MU-MIMO

Another technology that WiFI 6 relies on to improve the user experience is MU-MIMO, which has already used previous standards. This technology is what allows WiFi routers to communicate with several devices simultaneously, and with WiFi 6 it will be much more efficient.

WiFi 5 allowed transmission from the router to up to four devices and now WiFi 6 expands the MU-MIMO capacity to 8 devices.

BSS color, also known as BSS coloring, is a method that assigns different colors to each network. In this way, identification is much easier for access points and they can take less time to decide whether or not to connect. It also prevents too much interference.

Color BSS facilitates and improves the transmission capacity of the equipment, frees up air traffic and bandwidth is used more efficiently, without collapse or interference.

You will be able to control and diversify the internet up to 128 connected devices, offering a maximum speed of 1,775Mbps, thanks to the simultaneous use of the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. It has 4 antennas that offer 5dB. This allows it to be up to 52% more powerful than the Xiaomi AC2100 which was released a few months ago.

Xiaomi Redmi AX5, new Xiaomi router with Wifi 6 - Xiaomi News

On the back, there are 4 cable connections. One of the ports is WAN to connect to the main modem of the internet provider company. The other 3 remaining ports are LAN for connectivity to computers or TV. They are all Gigabit ports.

Its price is 249 yuan (€ 31 / $ 38) in China. If we want to do with this Redmi router AX5 we can do it through this seller of Aliexpress priced at € 38 at this Aliexpress seller.

A tight price that will that the other models that Xiaomi has been launching for sale may end up being forgotten.